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IMOCAs 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, a very busy season for the IMOCAs © IMOCA

The skippers in the IMOCA class will be seeing a lot of different places in 2018, as we can see if we look at all the different events on the calendar and in particular the fine programme scheduled in the Mediterranean. The pinnacle event in 2018 will be the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe, which starts from St. Malo on ...

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Volvo OR

Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 11 on board MAPFRE, Tamara Echegoyen. © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

The topsy-turvy passage through the Doldrums for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet may have come to an end. Under some pressure – maybe internal – it has been made plain that SKH Scallywag wants to put in a top performance on this leg after a lack lustre race to date. “It will be pretty catastrophic for us if we finish ...

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International 14 Australian Championship

Final day - International 14 2018 Australian Championship © Lyn Hanlon

It’s all over. A good regatta for some. Well run by lRO, John Chiplin and the Darling Point Sailing Squadron and particularly Lyn Hanlon who seemed to be everywhere doing everything – on the water taking photos, doing results, running the bar, making lunches etc. Well done volunteers! David Hayter and Trent Neighbor sailing DPSS boat, “Wang Wang” are confirmed ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6

Day 7, Race 6 – Current positions – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

On Day 7 of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint has turned into a marathon as wind holes have halted the progress of the Clipper Race fleet as it battles against the strong East Australian Current, which has even taken some teams backwards at times. Whilst frustrating for Skipper and crew, it has been fascinating ...

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Sydney Foiling Week

The first Foiling Week Forum starts in Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club - photo © Martina Orsini / Foiling Week

The Foiling Week Forum is a unique event that creates opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers/builders and enable technicians and theorists to put into practice their projects, generating an exchange of feedback that accelerates the development process of foiling. This is why The Foiling Week events are so popular, it is not ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6

Day 6, Race 6 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

Light winds on the sixth day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race mean that the fleet has converged and the heat is on, quite literally, as the teams battle it out for extra bonus points in the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Sanya Serenity Coast has wrestled back the lead after it initially re-emerged from Stealth Mode in third place ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Team Brunel

Abby Ehler – Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

Despite the fact that Team Brunel is currently in a second place on the west side of the fleet. The Doldrums are a torture for the sailors. With just over 3.000 nautical miles to the finish in Hong Kong the fleet is preparing for a restart in Leg 4. Torture “It’s hot and slow.” according to Jens Dolmer. “It’s been ...

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International Australian Championship 2018

International 14 2018 Australian Championships - Day 4 - photo © John Graham

Light & variable & hot at the scheduled start time saw an postponement on the water of 20 minutes while they waited for the NNE sea breeze to fill in. Fleet got away with boats separating as they chased the lifts either side of the windward leg. Dave Alexander in front at the first mark where he stayed for the ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2018

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017 © Greg Dickins of Photo Sydney

Entries are now open for the 2018 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta on beautiful Lake Macquarie. Off the Beach boats can choose to do either the Short One Lap Dash or – if they have a yardstick of 97.5 or lower or are a 505 Class and they have their own Chase Boat, the Long One Lap Dash. All ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 09 on board MAPFRE, Akzonobel coming closer. - photo © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

When the Volvo Ocean Race fleet first encountered the notorious Doldrums as they raced through the Atlantic between Lisbon and Cape Town on Leg 2, they breezed through with minimal disruption. On the eighth day of Leg 4, it seemed the Doldrums were making up for missed opportunities earlier in the race by refusing to relinquish their grip on the ...

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